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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
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Valli Sharpe-Geisler for Secretary of State

By Valli Sharpe-Geisler

Candidate for Secretary of State; State of California

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If you want reform, vote Reform.
Can't tell the well-financed candidates apart? Perhaps they all serve the same corporations that fund their campaigns. Don't waste your vote on the one who only appears to be the lesser of two evils. If the major campaign contributors are getting their moneys worth, where does that put you? We Californians have experienced the impact of big money in politics -- hence: deregulation of a monopoly resulting in higher electric bills. Is water next?

Electioneering 2000 -- only Florida? We want less money in the political process, that's why year after year we vote for campaign finance reform, but to no avail. Proposition 208 (which I helped pass in 1996) was on the verge of passing constitutional muster when Proposition 34 was sneaked onto the 2000 ballot by opponents of real campaign finance reform. According to the League of Women Voters, "Proposition 34 is full of loopholes and is designed to fool the voters into thinking they are getting reform" it also canceled much of P208.

Money rules? Who benefits from the prohibition of U.S. Congress candidate statements in this pamphlet -- perhaps only well-financed candidates?

If elected I will:

Support ballot statements for all elected offices.

Not repeat the abuse of power of this office to meddle with the democratic process.

Make sure interested parties like the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and AARP are informed in time to respond to sneak attacks like Proposition 34.

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